Funding for Groups

  • Sport England Small Grants funding available £300 - £10,000; focus on funding adults and young people (14+) to become more active, develop a more resilient sporting habit, develop more diverse volunteers or improve progression and inclusion in talent development.

 

  • Big Lottery Awards for Allfunding available: £300 - £10,000; focus on grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. Sport and physical activity projects must have a clear link to one of the three Awards for All outcomes.

 

  • Big Lottery Reaching Communities - funding available: over £10,000; funding available for up to 5 years. Projects must have a clear link to one of the Big Lottery's three objectives and enables communities to thrive. 

 

  • Coalfield Community Investment Programmefunding available: maximum £10,000; funding is available for those based in eligible wards in South Tyneside and Sunderland. Sport and physical activity projects must focus on disability, women & girls, victims of abuse, carers, homeless people or those who are 60+. Eligibilty survey reopens 16th July until 7th September.

 

  • Community Foundationfunding available: varies; the Community Foundation provides grants and other support to groups and individuals by matching applications to their donors’ interests. Funding available supports three broad themes: supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities and making the area a good place to live. 

 

  • Postcode Community Trust - funding available: £500 - £2,000 (up to £20,000 for registered charities; funding available for projects which overcome barriers to participation in community activities in a creative and sustainable way or increase social cohesion through developing access to grass-roots sports, arts and other recreational activities. Next round 1st - 15th August. 

 

  • Tesco Bags of Helpfunding available: £1,000, £2,000 and £4,000; Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund local projects in communities right across the UK.

 

  • Asda Foundation - funding available: varies; various funding options available including equipment, sports kit and refreshments for events.

 

  • Persimmon Community Championsmaximum funding available: £1,000; this is a charity match programme which provides donations of up to £1,000 to local UK groups and charities who have already raised their own funds.

 

  • Persimmon Healthy Communitiesfunding available: £750; From May to December 2017, thirty monthly donations of £750 will be given to teams or individuals aged 21 and under to purchase sports kits and equipment.

 

  • Wilko Helping Handsfunding available: not stated; budget available to give a helping hand to local groups and community projects including wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with whatever you’re doing for our community - whether it’s a raffle prize to help with fund raising, tins of paint or extra helpers to do up a community centre.

 

  • BBC Children in Need - funding available: maximum £30,000; grants available for projects working with children and young people experiencing disadvantage from illness, disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. 

 

  • Graham Wylie Foundation - funding available: not specified; funding available for groups, organisations and charities for equipment, new buildings, support workers, and sporting and youth groups which benefit youngsters.

 

  • Sir James Knott Trust - funding available: maximum £5,000; deadline for the next round of funding is 4pm on Friday 5th October. Applications for under £1,000 are open all year round. Funding available to support community projects in Tyne and Wear including health and sport. 

 

  • GLL Community Foundation - funding available: maximum £5,000; funding available to help local projects with funding, facilities and support that encourages people to be active, learn and to play together. Projects could include organising a sports tournament or creating a new sports league. 

 

  • Virgin Money Foundation: #iwill Take Action Fund - funding available: maximum £60,000; projects working with young people aged 10 to 20, or up to 25 for disabled people. Funding is available under three schemes, Our Physical Environment, Our Health or Our Culture. Deadline for applications December 2018

 

  • Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - funding available: maximum varies; funding to support smaller charitable and not for profit organisations with a total annual income under £500,000. Projects must fall within the following themes Community Support (which includes sport) or Arts, Education and Heritage. 

 

  • Ballinger Charitable Trust - funding available: up to or above £5,000; the trust gives out grants and funding to charitable causes in the North East which cover revenue, core, project and capital costs. Current priorities are providing activities that deliver health, development and well being to children and young people or older people (particularly those living with dementia and their carers).  

 

  • Tyne & Wear Sport Club Bursaryfunding available: £100 - £750; funding to support clubs/organisations across Tyne & Wear. The bursary is currently closed. 

 

  • Cash 4 Clubs - funding available: £500, £750 or £1,000; funding available to improve facilities, purchase equipment, gain qualifications and invest in the sustainability of the organisation. One to prize winner will receive £10,000. Currently Closed. 

 

  • Barchester's Charitable Foundation - funding available: maximum £5,000; funding available for projects working with older people aged 65+, adults (18+) with a physical or learning difficulty and adults (18+) with mental health problems. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive highest priority.